ENHANCING URBAN WATER FINANCING AND DELIVERY IN ACCRA, GHANA
ODI, formerly known as the Overseas Development Institute, is Britain’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. The ODI Development and Public Finance program covers research on public finance and financial management, with an increasing focus on how best to support delivery of public services. ODI commissioned a Capstone team to explore urban water provision and financing in Accra, Ghana. The team conducted field interviews with key stakeholders, including ministries, the Ghana Water Company, civil society organizations, informal actors, and private agencies. Building on its literature review and field findings, the team prepared a set of deliverables exploring the interplay of private and public sectors in closing the demand gap for water supply—including a blog post, presentation, and policy brief—and provided recommendations to improve the financing and management of water service delivery.